The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most common English language test which is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English. It will assess the ability to listen, read, write and speak in English and is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9. Some major countries that accept IELTS are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. Within a span of 3 hours, the assesses listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills are tested. Academic and General Training are the two types of IELTS.
English being the third most spoken language in the world, with 379 million speakers worldwide, it is essential to have a good grasp over the language. More than 11,000 organizations globally accept IELTS as a prime exam for testing English proficiency. For individuals looking to work, live or study in an English-speaking country, the test evaluates their English speaking and writing skills and provides clarification to visa granting authorities that there will be no language barriers. For individuals looking to migrate to countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK, they should have a high level of English language ability.
The preparation duration is subjective and dependent on current ability and what score the student needs to achieve. An average student aiming for a 6.5 overall may need to do more work than an individual who is proficient in English and requires a higher score. However it is ideal to spend at least 6-8 weeks preparing for the IELTS exam with special focus on basic grammar, reading speed, test strategies and writing skills.
A total of 48 fixed test dates are available in one calendar year or 4 times in a month. The availability of IELTS dates in India may differ for the academic and general training module
The exam is offered across 50+ cities in India. There is no admit card provision for the same.
The candidate will receive only ONE original Test Report Form (TRF). For paper based, results are released 13 calendar days after the test and for computer based 5-7 calendar days later.
A candidate may request up to 5 additional TRFs to be sent to receiving Institutions(Universities, professional bodies, etc) within 1 month of taking the exam.
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More than 11,000 organizations worldwide accept IELTS. These include immigration departments, professional bodies, universities, government agencies and multinational companies.
The two types are: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Individuals applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment need to attempt the IELTS Academic test to assess that they are ready to begin studying or training. Individuals going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs are required to attempt IELTS General Training test to assess basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
Based on the British Council standards, 9 represents “expert”, 8 signifies “very good” and so on.
The validity of IELTS results is two years from the result declaration date. However, it is also dependent on the organization to set their validity for different purposes.
Based on requirements, Individual organizations recognize different IELTS tests. It is essential to be aware of the version to take while filling the online application form.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts. The test can be taken multiple times for score improvement.